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Old 12-10-11, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane
Not a new rider, but new to the area. I moved to Everett almost a year ago. Just got back into biking, and most of my stuff is still in storage, so I've gotten a bit out of shape. I look forward to riding some real hills after being stuck in KS for 7 years.
Welcome to the PNW! Lots of good hills. Sometimes they're practically unavoidable...
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Old 12-11-11, 06:28 AM
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Splitting my time between south Lake Coeur d'Alene and Stevens County WA. I'm in Plummer, ID at the moment -- here's the view.
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Old 12-18-11, 11:33 AM
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Welcome to the forums Jim! Lots of good stuff in here
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Old 12-18-11, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807
Hey all... moving from Denver next week. Will be living in Spokane Valley starting the 29th! Looking forward to meeting some new folks and exploring new territory!
Tons of great riding up around Spokane, Check out the Spokane Lilac Century and the 8 Lakes Leg Aches, both are a must!
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Old 12-26-11, 05:39 PM
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I live at Plain Washington. It is pretty hard finding a great ride here. I leave my house, ride one mile, then I must go either left or right, both ways are great!!! When the snow leaves in the spring, the riding will get better.
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Old 01-02-12, 05:12 AM
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Plain is a great place to ride. We stay in Leavenworth at least once a year and I always try to work in a loop through Plain.
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Old 01-05-12, 10:18 PM
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I'm in beautiful Portland, Oregon.... close-in North. I'm a newb to the forums and in the market for my first commuter bike! I haven't had a bike since I was a kid. Very excited to start riding again!
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Old 01-08-12, 07:52 PM
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Roy, WA. just got a mountain bike. I am 54 and havent had a bike since 1993. before that 60's and 70's as a kid.

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Old 01-09-12, 11:56 PM
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I'm from Shoreline, WA, which borders Seattle at the north. I ride an '85 Roadmaster 10 Speed and a '64 Raleigh Sports 3 Speed. See you out there!
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Old 01-11-12, 12:37 PM
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I"m from Auburn, WA. I have a mountain bike, but I'm pretty vanilla in that area. Heck, I even consider bunny hopping to be abuse to the bike
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Old 01-11-12, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JoshH347
I'm in beautiful Portland, Oregon.... close-in North. I'm a newb to the forums and in the market for my first commuter bike! I haven't had a bike since I was a kid. Very excited to start riding again!
Love your enthusiasm!
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Old 01-21-12, 12:11 PM
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I'm in Central Oregon. Got lots of good riding in while we had a good mild winter with lots of sun. Now with all the rain/snow/slush... sigh. Though today, the blue skies are trying really hard to peek out, so am going to try & get some groceries by bike while the riding's good.
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Old 01-31-12, 12:53 PM
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In Bothell, right by the sammamish river trail/burke-gilman where I take the short ride to the Marymoor Velodrome and spin some laps. 49x16 is not good for hills!
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Old 01-31-12, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by carbonclincher
In Bothell, right by the sammamish river trail/burke-gilman where I take the short ride to the Marymoor Velodrome and spin some laps. 49x16 is not good for hills!
Welcome to BF, carbonclincher. I'm just a few miles from you. I'd like to get a single-speed bike someday but for now I'm glad I have lots of gears available!
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Old 02-29-12, 01:36 AM
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I'm up the hill from Red Hook brewery officially in Kirkland, WA.
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Old 03-01-12, 06:18 PM
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Just joined this forum. It is certainly a wealth of information. I live and work in Bend, OR and travel often to Eugene. I like to road ride and mountain bike. Currently obsessed with mixte frames and contemplating building a fixie.
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Old 03-27-12, 10:58 AM
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Been lurking for a while and I just started posting from Bonney Lake WA. Just got a new 2012 Randonee last week. Been ridding my old 1991 Daimondback Override and I hope to work my way up to doing some touring rides. Most rides now are around 20-40 miles and always seem to be around Sumner, Orting, Buckley & Enumclaw. a lot of my rides include a 500' plus climb and my mile & pace seem to be increasing rapidly. looking fwd to not ridding in the rain so much.
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Old 03-27-12, 11:47 AM
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Wow, guess I've not posted in this thread yet. Born in Moses Lake when it still had an Air Force base, after dad retired grew up in Spokane. Moved to Ellensburg (Kittitas as well) for college, only left for 5 years once to live in Coulee City. Moved back to Ellensburg 10+ years ago. I live on a county road that is residential and have great riding from the top of my driveway. I commute with my bike 10 or so months a year, into my second year doing this. I ride for health and recreation. I am also the Scoutmaster for our communities Boy Scout Troops.

I work in the trucking industry and foremerly was a driver. As such I have seen almost every corner of Washington, most of Idaho, some of northern Oregon. We are truely blessed with some stellar scenery in the Pacific Northwest. From ocean beaches to mountians to deserts to dry and irrigated farm land. I wish to travel it all with my bike in the time I have remaining.
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Old 04-05-12, 08:59 AM
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Sounds familiar, I split my time between Sandpoint and Nine Mile Falls, where in Steven's county do you hang?
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Old 05-14-12, 07:51 PM
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5 miles north of the Columbia River, just north of North Head. Seaview, Pacific County, SW, Washington.
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Old 05-18-12, 09:07 AM
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Hi all, I'm out in Florence, OR. but originally from Eugene/Springfield (Started in West Eugene, moved out to Walterville area in middle school)

When we lived in West Eugene, I rode EVERYWHERE. I recently went back to my old neighborhood and couldn't believe how far afield I was allowed to go on my bike when I was only about 7-8 years old. One of my favorite "bikeabout" routes ended up 6 miles away from my old house! My folks' philosophy was that if I could get to it and back without getting lost, I was fine. I guess it worked, as I'm still here. Then we moved out east of Springfield (Camp Creek) and there really wasn't any roads I felt comfortable riding on, and I didn't get back on a bike all through high school, college, and beyond.

I started cycling again in the summer of last year after my boss gave me an old Schwinn Tempo she found in her garage, but slacked off and only commuted during the winter. Working on building my miles and bum tolerance back up. I keep trying to get people to ride with, but my schedule is so screwy it hasn't worked yet. (I work graveyards.) And anyone I've been able to find has either been uninterested in anything more than toodling along the sidewalk at 5 mph or so far beyond where I am it's not fair to ask them to ride with me. But at least I enjoy my solo ride time.

My BFF (who got me into cycling in the first place) is going to be coming up to visit this summer, hoping to get some long rides, maybe an overnight trip in while she's here.
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Old 05-24-12, 08:49 PM
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Hi from SE Portland! Ride my bike to work and back everyday and love to go on long rides out in the country. Always rode a mountain bike, but I'm trying to get a decent road bike so I can go real fast now, well see how it goes.
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Old 05-25-12, 02:17 PM
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Long Beach Peninsula, SW corner of state, fab 50 mile Naselle Loop ride, two rivers, one bay.
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Old 05-28-12, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by kookaburra1701
Hi all, I'm out in Florence, OR. but originally from Eugene/Springfield (Started in West Eugene, moved out to Walterville area in middle school)


I keep trying to get people to ride with, but my schedule is so screwy it hasn't worked yet. (I work graveyards.) And anyone I've been able to find has either been uninterested in anything more than toodling along the sidewalk at 5 mph or so far beyond where I am it's not fair to ask them to ride with me. But at least I enjoy my solo ride time.

My BFF (who got me into cycling in the first place) is going to be coming up to visit this summer, hoping to get some long rides, maybe an overnight trip in while she's here.

i know the feeling ... i work the night shift as well.... i end up getting up early before work and going on rides .. makes for a long tired night ... but sometimes its the only option
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Hi everyone! I'm originally from South Eastern Michigan with a 4 year stop off in Phoenix. Upon deciding to move to Portland, I knew I wanted to bike to work despite not having been on a bike in over 15 years. So before leaving Phoenix, I bought the exact wrong bike (huge slow Globe carmel) and made the best of it. In February I bought a much more useful bike (Raleigh cadent) with just enough sportiness to hook me on riding for pleasure in addition to my daily commute. Now I'm saving for a proper roadie and looking for a group ride that isn't too slow to bother with bibs and jerseys but isn't too fast to leave me and my flat bars and rack mounts at the bottom of the last hill.
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